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Stay in focus with our digital photography equipment reviews. You'll discover a wide range of information on nature photography in these informative articles.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Gadget Bag: Super Sized Backpacks

When you want to carry a lot of gear into the field, consider the three Cs: capacity, comfort and convenience

We often tout the benefits of going light when you’re hiking into the field, but there are occasions when it really makes sense to bring a full complement of lenses and accessories.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In Focus: May 2011

Canon has redesigned a couple of its most popular supertelephoto lenses to be much lighter than their predecessors.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Landscape Essentials In A High-Tech Age

The gear and gadgets that every landscape photographer needs to take better shots

Beyond the camera and lens, the accessories you use can go a long way in making your landscape photography look sharper, more creative and dramatic.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gadget Bag: Field Audio Recorders

Add sound to your video and slideshows

Putting together a top-notch slideshow is within reach of any nature photographer.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

HDR Software Roundup And Review

The technology has matured beyond a gee-whiz bit of digital trickery into a full-fledged tool that nature photographers can use to overcome the limitations of the image sensor

Interest in high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging has exploded over the last few years.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In Focus: April 2011

Shoot 18-megapixel stills and 1920x1080 HD video with the Canon EOS Rebel T3i.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Would Ansel Adams Use A DSLR?

If Ansel Adams were shooting digital, would a DSLR be his tool of choice? We look at the requirements of a serious landscape shooter and see if today’s best cameras are up to the challenge.

Ansel Adams mastered both the artistic and the scientific aspects of photography, and is admired as much for the technical quality of his images as for their artistic merit.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gadget Bag: Shells For Nature Photography

Outerwear to make your late-winter and early-spring treks comfortable

As we approach the transition from winter to spring, nature photographers’ thoughts turn to getting more time outdoors to take advantage of the changing weather patterns.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In Focus: March 2011

Use the Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for wide-open landscapes and faraway wildlife. The lens is compact, weighing just 15.9 ounces and measuring 3.8 inches in length and 2.9 inches in diameter.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What Gear Would Ansel Adams Carry Today?

If Adams was using a digital camera, here are some of the essential pieces of equipment he’d have in the field

What did Ansel Adams carry into the field when he went off to photograph in places like Yosemite Valley?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Get Ready For The Cold

Tips, tricks and gear for shooting when the mercury drops

Over the past two decades, I’ve accumulated three years’ worth of time in an unheated tent in the Arctic, including about six months at temperatures from -40° F to -65° F. Cold is no stranger.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gadget Bag: Memory Cards

Capacities and speeds continue to improve, giving you more options for still and HD-video shooting

When digital was first catching on, it seemed like there were new memory-card formats coming out almost as fast as new cameras.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

In Focus: January/February 2011

The Pentax K-5 is housed in the same water-resistant, weather-sealed body as its predecessor, the K-7, but it’s packed with pro-level upgrades that include a 16.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 7 fps frame rate and full 1080p HD video at 25 fps.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gadget Bag: Safety First

With some lightweight gear that fits into your camera bag, you’ll be prepared to handle most of the small mishaps that can happen in the field

Preparedness falls into the interrelated categories of first-aid, communication, navigation and protection.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Major Innovations Of The Last 25 Years

In the quarter-century since OP began publication, there have been incredible strides in imaging. Here are some of the most significant and their implications for photography moving forward.

Photography is an art form that tends to push the limits of technology.

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